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How to $lurp
Rate any hashtag or link with a $lurp rating from 1 to 5 stars, i.e. $+ to $+++++
You can also use special rating keywords, such as $like or $dislike
Rating will apply to all tags or links in your post.
Games can be rated multiple times, everything else takes your latest rating as your score.
We will chart how much you like a game over time, and represent this with a graph (we are already tracking this with the $lurp ratings)
Mentions - where you will be able to @mention people and find posts where you are mentioned.
Threads - where you will be able to reply to a post thus turning it into a thread.
Follow people. As we're all mates for now, we don't need this just yet.
Easy searching of tags. Again, not needed yet but on the plans.
Publication scores - we're tracking how you rate articles, and your ratings also get applied to the article's website. At some point we'll show how liked/disliked each publication is.
Some other cool things too! ;-)
Can I cheat?
There's no point in spamming ratings, as you only get one rating per tag (unless it's a game). So only your latest rating to a tag will apply. If you change your mind and want to re-rate something, that's fine, but repeated dislikes (or likes!) won't work as your vote will only count once towards the final.
When it comes to games, you can rate them as often as you want, but only your average rating is submitted to the game's page - so again spamming won't have any effect. Rate games when and as you feel like it, as we will show how you liked a game over time. This is not just great for us seeing what our friends think of games, but handy for developers too - peaks and dips may help them see which bits of their games were liked... and which not so much.
If you spot a bug, just tag it #bug. Please try to provide as much info as possible.
If you would like to post a #suggestion - please do!
@jotch Yeah, I think most of you guys would prefer threads to be the main focus on the homepage. However the new aspect of GameSlurp was meant to be the slurping (rating) of games (and other tags) and that isn't fully implemented yet. I will try to do that first as then you can see what I had in mind. If we don't like the slurping aspect, then we would probably be better of going back to the forums - as the idea behind the new GS revolves around scoring games/tags and keeping track of and displaying those scores..
2 days ago
@Azz, perhaps a timeline down the middle and the threads off of either side might work? I think it's the fact that there isn't much structure to it and a lot of the targeted discussions will disappear quickly if people don't reply to a thread and just post a new message. Can we get vids/images working in the posts as well? Not sure if they work as I've not tried. The Dark Sorcer... (youtube.com)
3 days ago
@wysper - give it time, you'll get used to it :-) ...the main difference at the moment is that the homepage shows all the posts that have been made. However to make things easier, when a post shows 'view thread' next to the reply button, it means the post is part of a thread. When a post shows 'Thread' in the top right, it means it is the first post in a thread. However if you click on the 'Threads' button in the top nav you can see a list of all the threads, ordered by which ones has the most recent posts :-) (That is probably the closest to how the original forum works) @Jotch Yes it is a bit like twitter, but is so much more under the hood (as we have keep track of ratings, links etc). However having said that, this is just a very basic design and is likely to change. I was just thinking yesterday that we should make the homepage double width, and in the left hand (main col) show a list of the latest threads, latest links, latest ratings etc and then in the right hand col show the latest posts. I think seeing threads first, more than posts, might be a better fit for us - plus being able to quickly see which links are getting posted (latest news etc) and what is getting rated what is handy too. Then the posts are there in case people just wanna post how they are getting on with games, etc. But all that will come later once we have the software running well with the features we want to implement. Design almost always comes last :-)
3 days ago
Today's #update. You guys have been granted level one trust access ;-) Currently, this means you can categorise tags you post that have not yet been put into a category. As you may remember, you can rate any tag 1 to 5 stars - whether it's a game, developer, platform, retailer, website, whatever. Games can be rated as many times as you want (as we will show your scores by means of a graph at some point) and all other tags can be rated once. Which is why the system needs to know which tags are games and which are everything else. That's where you can help! As you have level one trust access, whenever you post a new tag, the system will ask you what type of tag it is :-) Cool huh!?
Posted thread, 3 days ago
#Update on threads. Ok, I think we have the basics of threads covered now. In fact we've already got features in threads that the old forums never had - you can now see stats in the right hand col that show: - Basic stats - number replies, when the thread was posted, last reply etc - Who's posted in the thread - Tags mentioned in the thread - Links posted in the thread Your profiles also now show your latest threads. Tag pages also show related threads as well. :-)
Posted thread, 5 days ago